INNOCENT: Michael Flynn Moves to Withdraw Guilty Plea, Citing ‘Bad Faith’ From Prosecutors
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is moving to withdraw from his plea deal “because of the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness and breach of the plea agreement.”
General Flynn had previously pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators in December 2017 regarding discussions he had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the presidential transition before Trump assumed the Oval Office.
The railroading of Gen. Flynn occurred during the time when the deep state was scrambling to concoct a trail indicating Russian collusion. This led to FBI spook Robert Mueller’s embarrassing special counsel investigation that ultimately failed at ousting President Trump.
Gen. Flynn’s lawyers claim in a court filing that prosecutors attempted to coerce their client into providing “false” testimony. They claim prosecutors wanted Flynn to say that he “knew and intended” to sign erroneous filings regarding his lobbying work in Turkey, and therefore break his plea agreement by not telling the truth.
If the claims of Gen. Flynn’s legal team are correct, this is the latest instance of chicanery by a deep state apparatus desperate to crucify individuals close to President Trump.
“The prosecution has shown abject bad faith in pure retaliation against Mr. Flynn since he retained new counsel,” Flynn’s defense team wrote in the filing. “This can only be because with new, unconflicted counsel, Mr. Flynn refused to lie for the prosecution.”
Prosecutors recommended a harsher sentence to Gen. Flynn than they originally intended because of his perceived lack of cooperation in recent weeks, including replacing his legal team. They issued their recommendation that Gen. Flynn serve six months in prison last week.
“The government has reason to believe, through representations by the defendant’s counsel, that the defendant has retreated from his acceptance of responsibility in this case regarding his lies to the FBI,” prosecutors wrote.
Gen. Flynn’s legal team has also cited “extraordinary developments” that have come to light in the last 30 days, and they allege that these explosive revelations affect the case substantially. Gen. Flynn’s lawyers argue that they need more time to cover these developments.
Gen. Flynn’s railroading has been one of the most shameful aspects of the deep state’s witch hunt against President Trump. Former FBI agent Peter Strzok, the disgraced philanderer, interviewed Gen. Flynn in early 2017 to allegedly set him up with dubious charges in a perjury trap.
Big League Politics has reported on the developments in the Flynn case for years:
As President Donald Trump calls for an end to the Robert Mueller investigation based on former Mueller team member Peter Strzok’s blatant unlawful attempts to personally target Trump, the case against General Michael Flynn is also becoming more precarious due to Strzok’s involvement.
In fact, Strzok personally set up General Flynn, the original Trump White House national security adviser.
On January 24, 2017, Peter Strzok interviewed General Michael Flynn inside the White House alongside another agent. Flynn’s lawyer was not present. Flynn apparently did not tell the White House about his meeting. Guess who did? Sally Yates, the anti-Trump deputy attorney general whose underling told the FBI to shut down the Clinton Foundation case. Yates informed the White House on January 26 that Flynn met with the FBI.
That was the beginning of the end for the original Trump White House.
Strzok was close personal friends with the foreign intelligence judge Rudolph Contreras who accepted General Flynn’s guilty plea. Contreras recused himself after he already accepted Flynn’s guilty plea.
Strzok and Page detailed their plan to meet with Contreras in a July 25, 2016 series of texts:
PAGE: “Rudy is on the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court]! Did you know that? Just appointed two months ago.”
STRZOK: “I did. I need to get together with him.”
PAGE: “said he’d gotten on a month or two ago at a graduation party we were both at.”
Mueller reportedly coerced Flynn into pleading guilty by threatening the general’s son Mike Flynn Jr., whom Hillary Clinton clearly referred to in a tweet expressing anger at Flynn Jr. for tweeting about the Comet Pizza-Gate story.
Evidence now clearly shows that General Michael Flynn was targeted for prosecution under a charge of lying to federal investigators because Robert Mueller was trying to flip him into participating in the “Russia” probe against President Donald Trump.
Gen. Flynn may have his day in court yet to prove his innocence. But as long-time Trump confidant Roger Stone found out, Washington D.C. swamp courts are not exactly known for their fairness and impartiality. It will continue to be an uphill battle for Gen. Flynn to clear his name.